The quilt for my niece is finished! I had a lot of fun taking pictures of the quilt, folding it this way and that, and the sun helped by peeking into the house every now and then. I decided to include a lot of pictures because I couldn't choose just a few favorites.
As you can probably tell, I didn't follow a pattern. I just cut out a bunch of rectangles and started sewing them together. I used a solid tan color for most of the quilt, and added asymmetric patchwork to the front and the back. It's about 36''x48''.
I don't quilt much, but when I do, I am most influenced by the book Denyse Schmidt Quilts, and a few Japanese craft books I have.
I applied the binding as described in DS Quilts. You fold the binding in half, right side out. Line up the raw edge of the binding with the raw edge of the quilt, and machine sew. Then you fold the binding to the other side to cover the raw edge, and sew by hand with a slip stitch.
I really enjoyed working on this. I'd love to make a quilt for myself one day, but I have a hard time tearing myself away from apparel sewing!